Anaheim, CA

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Living in Anaheim

Anaheim is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 352,497 people and 59 constituent neighborhoods, Anaheim is the tenth largest community in California.

Housing costs in Anaheim are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Anaheim is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Anaheim is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anaheim who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), sales jobs (10.98%), and management occupations (8.09%).

Anaheim is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Anaheim. This makes Anaheim a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Anaheim presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Anaheim is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Anaheim really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Anaheim citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Anaheim ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Anaheim a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The citizens of Anaheim are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.82% of adults in Anaheim having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Anaheim in 2010 was $24,996, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,984 for a family of four. However, Anaheim contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Anaheim is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Anaheim home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Anaheim, accounting for 53.62% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Anaheim residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Anaheim include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Anaheim has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.94%).

The most common language spoken in Anaheim is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.